All Air Transport articles – Page 7

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    Wizz Air sees recovery ‘taking shape’ despite continued losses


    Central European budget carrier Wizz Air is expecting a full-year net loss of €632-652 million ($690-711 million), but with a fourth-quarter operating loss ahead of previous guidance. The airline, whose financial year closed on 31 March, predicts an operating loss for the last quarter of €190-210 million – citing a ...

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    Over 570 foreign aircraft moved to Russian registry: deputy prime minister


    Russian authorities have transferred 571 foreign-built passenger aircraft to the domestic register, out of a total of 781, according to first deputy prime minister Andrei Belousov. Belousov disclosed the figure during a presentation on measures adopted by the government to stabilise the Russian economy in the face of sanction pressure. ...

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    Pilots of 777s and 787s warned over pitch-guidance mode slip before take-off


    US safety authorities have cautioned Boeing 777 and 787 operators over a potential mode confusion during take-off which can result in the aircraft departing with the wrong pitch-control guidance. Incidents have been recorded in which the ‘altitude hold’ mode of the autopilot flight-director system had been erroneously engaged before take-off. ...

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    Air Europa to lease some of start-up Norse Atlantic’s 787s


    Spanish operator Air Europa is to lease four Boeing 787s from the Scandinavian long-haul start-up Norse Atlantic Airways. The 18-month agreement comprises sublease of two 787-9s and two 787-8s. Norse Atlantic says the deal will generate “positive cash-flow” for the airline, by making use of aircraft which would not otherwise ...

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    Boeing’s backlog slips in March amid pressures including the Russia-Ukraine war


    Order cancellations and the Russia-Ukraine war are among factors cited by Boeing as leading it to strip more than 140 aircraft orders from its backlog in March, leaving the company with negative order activity for the month.

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    Commission doubts Russian authority’s ability to cope with expanded safety oversight


    European regulators have expressed doubts over Russian authorities’ ability to exercise sufficient safety oversight of the large number of leased foreign-owned aircraft seized by the government after sanctions were imposed on the air transport sector. The European Commission has detailed its reasons for blacklisting 21 airlines over their continued operation ...

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    Air France-KLM firms order for A350 freighters


    Air France-KLM Group has firmed its tentative order for four Airbus A350 freighters, a deal originally disclosed in December last year. The aircraft are intended to provide additional cargo capacity at Air France, already an operator of the A350 passenger variant. Air France-KLM is taking up to eight A350Fs of ...

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    EasyJet cuts first-half loss as it aims restore pre-crisis summer capacity


    UK budget carrier EasyJet is expecting a headline pre-tax loss of £535-565 million ($696-735 million) for the first half of the financial year, but says it outperformed its expectations for the six-month period. The airline flew two-thirds of pre-crisis capacity in the second quarter. It is aiming to raise this ...

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    Russian fleet will remain safe despite EU blacklisting: Rosaviatsia


    Russian federal air transport regulator Rosaviatsia insists the country’s foreign-owned fleet will be safely operated in spite of the European Commission blacklisting of several carriers over airworthiness concerns. Rosaviatsia says the Commission’s unilateral measure was “taken in absentia” and does take into account the actual technical condition of the leased ...

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    EASA will not extend temporary passenger-to-freighter conversion approval


    European operators will not be permitted to use temporary conversions of passenger aircraft to freighters beyond the end of July. Approvals for the modification were introduced by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency in 2020, as the pandemic led carriers to convert dormant passenger aircraft to address the demand for ...

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    Odys Aviation pitches unique VTOL as replacement for regional airliners


    Odys Aviation, a start-up based in Long Beach, California, is developing a long-range vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) airframe that could replace some regional aircraft in the coming decade. 

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    Russia’s S7 Airlines returns to full-year profit


    Russian carrier S7 Airlines has turned in a profitable full year, with a pre-tax surplus of Rb12.7 billion ($156 million) for 2021. The figure reverses the Rb5.2 billion loss recorded during the previous year, which was heavily affected by the pandemic. S7’s revenues rose by 60% to nearly Rb156 billion, ...

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    Aeroflot appoints head of Rossiya as new chief executive


    Russian flag-carrier Aeroflot has confirmed a new chief executive, Sergei Alexandrovsky, who will succeed Mikhail Poluboyarinov. Alexandrovsky is the former head of group carrier Rossiya. Poluboyarinov had led the airline for less than 18 months since being appointed in November 2020. Aeroflot has not elaborated on the succession decision, confirmed ...

  • Qatar A321neo-c-Airbus

    Legal spotlight of Qatar A350 dispute turns to cancelled A321neos


    One consequence of Qatar Airways’ bitter dispute with Airbus over A350 fuselage paint deterioration has been Airbus’s cancellation of the carrier’s A321neo order, with the result that the airline is attempting to block the termination. Airbus’s legal argument for the 17 January cancellation of the 50 A321neos is based on ...

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    Flexjet goes on hiring spree amid business aviation boom


    US fractional aircraft ownership company Flexjet is planning a major expansion in 2022 that includes the hiring of an additional 350 pilots.

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    Brussels Airlines names new chief operating officer


    Lufthansa Group has selected Tilman Reinshagen as the new chief operating officer of its Brussels Airlines division. Reinshagen will take over from Edi Wolfensberger who has newly been appointed chief operating officer of Eurowings. Brussels Airlines says Reinshagen will take up his new post on 1 July. He has occupied ...


    Safran powers up electric aircraft projects with Aura Aero


    Safran Electrical & Power (SEP) is to collaborate with French start-up Aura Aero on two electric aircraft projects – including a 19-seat sub-regional hybrid design that could enter service in 2027.

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    Canada Jetlines targets summer launch


    Start-up Canada Jetlines is targeting summer 2022 for its long-awaited launch, with plans to begin charter flights from Toronto Pearson airport.

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    Frontier Airlines seeks new Denver gates


    To accommodate Frontier Airlines’ surging growth at Denver International airport, the ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC) intends to develop a new 14-gate facility.

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    Israel’s El Al appoints first female chief executive


    Israeli flag-carrier El Al has appointed a female chief executive, Dina Ben Tal Ganancia, to succeed the departing Avigal Soreq. Ganancia will take up her position on 1 June, according to El Al. Source: El Al Ganancia will succeed the outgoing Avigal Soreq She previously serviced as ...